Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home (ETH) Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana in Sri Lanka

Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home (ETH) Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana


Typeorphanage
Founded0
First elephant0
AddressAth Athuru Sevana
PlaceUda Walawe National Park
CountrySri Lanka
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The Elephant Transit Home owned by the Department of Wild Life Conservation (DWLC) was established on October 6, 1995 at the Udawalawe National Park.

24th of September 2003 the elephant transit home opened, completely funded by the Born Free Federation of UK, who also funds post-release studies run by the University of Colombo, monitoring the orphans with the help of radio collars once they have been returned to the wild.

The difference between Ath Athuru Sevena and the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala is that at the Transit Home these baby elephants once cared for are released to the wilds when they reach a certain age.

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